We've learned more far more than we've wanted to know about athletes in the short time the world's been on twitter.
Chad Ochocinco needs both friends, judging from the time he spends twittering, and a boat, in case the aquarium built around his bed ever springs a leak. Polk County is trying to stick Lamar Thomas with child support. Michael Beasley would like to demonstrate his "watching SpongeBob leave me alone face!!!" Shaq likes wigs.
This is for Lamar Odom...come back to where it started for the both of us..the franchise u help build back up wants u to End it all here
It just might have worked. Hours later, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that "multiple sources with knowledge of the talks" say Odom is "leaning strongly toward accepting" Miami's offer as talks plod on with Los Angeles.
The sources also indicated that while Odom and the Lakers are back in negotiations after a falling out, the offer Jerry Buss gave Odom this round was less than the previous four-year, $36 million deal he put on the table -- making Miami's five-year, $34 million offer a lot more attractive.
It's easy to write the insiders' news off as a ploy on the part of Odom's team to gain a little leverage with the Lakers. But the longer Odom takes to resign with the Lakers, the better it looks for Miami. And can anyone resist the tiny cartoon twitter whale with Dwyane Wade on the other end?
If Lamar Odom can't -- resistance is futile, according to Wade's latest ("I'm in LA to bring odom bac to miami with me lol lol lol. LA fans dnt get mad at me..") -- Wade's message of yearning just might turn out to be the greatest athlete over-share ever that doesn't involve TJ Ford's bathroom updates.
Janie Campbell believes in ballpark hot dogs, the pro-set, and the healing power of Band-Wades. Her work has appeared in irreverent sports sites around the Internet.